Restyling & Car Care Accessories

Pilot Acquires Luxury Truck Accessory and Wheel Brand Rolling Big Power

Aligning with Pilot’s aggressive growth initiative, the acquisition of the iconic RBP brand strengthens Pilot’s brand portfolio.

City of Industry, CA, September 5, 2017

Pilot Inc. announced that it has wholly acquired Rolling Big Power (RBP), the premium truck accessories lifestyle brand, including its highly coveted custom wheels division – its second acquisition within the last year.

From grilles and lift kits, to wheels and almost everything in between, RBP manufacturers luxury truck accessories allowing the builder to feature their unique personality to be showcased in their truck. Utilizing Pilot’s strength in distribution and coupled with RBP’s innovative products, the combined powerhouse of RBP and Pilot will elevate the entire truck builder experience with the brand.

Level Ride Wireless Adjustable Suspension Controller

Level Ride Air Suspension (LRAS) now offers a highly refined way to control popular pneumatic and hydraulic suspension systems. Working with a vehicle’s existing adjustable suspension, LRAS uses an Android-based wireless control unit to change ride height by touch or voice: no more hitting switches. Plus, LRAS stores data from the WiFi-enabled controller in a secure cloud-based server. This permits remote diagnostics and troubleshooting anywhere in the world where a reliable WiFi connection is available.

“The Level Ride Air Suspension system is the culmination of 18 years of industry experience designing, manufacturing and distributing suspension products,” says founder/product engineer James Cloke. Launched in Australia in 1999 as Tubular Suspension Systems, the company originally specialized in retrofitting modern suspension components to older vehicles. James Cloke also served as a government consultant on suspension regulations and safety guidelines in his native country.

3M Hosts 1080 Live Wrap Competition at SEMA 2017

3M Hosts 1080 Live Wrap Competition at SEMA 2017
More than $32,000 in prizes for competing teams using 3MTM Wrap Film Series 1080 and 3MTM Knifeless Tape

ST. PAUL, Minn. – (July 31, 2017) – 3M invites attendees of the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas to unleash their creativity in a live wrap competition on the tradeshow floor. Teams can register with two to four participants and will compete using their design skills with a combination of 3M™ Wrap Film Series 1080 and the 3M™ Design Line Knifeless Tape. Registration for the contest is now open, with space for a total of 12 teams (up to 48 installers) to join.
The 3M 1080 Live Wrap Competition kicks off at the 3M booth #12145 on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, and runs through Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. On Nov. 2, show attendees can vote live in the 3M booth, and the winning team will be announced at 4 p.m.

CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 V8 SILICONE RADIATOR HOSE KIT, 1999–2013

Rubber is out, and silicone is in for your Silverado radiator hoses! A leaking radiator hose can lead to serious engine damage if not quickly identified. Upgrade your cooling system with the Mishimoto Silverado Silicone Radiator Hose Kit for the perfect combination of performance and durability. Mishimoto radiator hoses are manufactured with high-grade silicone and four layers of heat-resistant embedded fibers to provide increased pressure and temperature tolerance. The Mishimoto radiator hose kit is ideal for use on both stock and modified trucks for any environment or terrain. The Mishimoto Silverado Silicone Radiator Hose Kit, like all of our performance parts, includes the Mishimoto Lifetime Warranty.

Constructed from high-grade 4-ply silicone with heat-resistant embedded fibers for superior heat and pressure tolerance
Includes high-quality worm gear clamps for ease of installation
Available in black, blue, or red
Mishimoto Lifetime Warranty

Chevrolet Camaro 2.0T 2016+/Cadillac ATS 2.0T 2013+ Catted Downpipe

Factory downpipes can be a serious choke-point in the exhaust system of turbocharged cars. Through our testing on the 2016+ Chevy Camaro 2.0T, we found that the downpipe was obstructive, and so sought to amend that by designing one to help open the exhaust flow. Mishimoto’s downpipe consists of a 3” diameter to expand the route and is constructed of 304 stainless steel to avoid corrosion, seen with materials like aluminum. We also help you save on weight with a product that’s only 9 pounds, 8 less than the factory unit. With a 7 hp and 10 ft-lbs gain, you will feel the upgrade from this bolt-on part when hitting the gas pedal.

CHEVROLET CAMARO V6 SILICONE RADIATOR HOSE KIT (WITH HD COOLING PACKAGE), 2016+

Keep the coolant chilled in your HD cooling-equipped, and LGX-powered, Camaro with the Mishimoto Chevrolet Camaro V6 Silicone Radiator Hose Kit. The factory hoses installed on your 2016+ Camaro are constructed from a combination of rubber and plastic, which can only stand up to so much heat. After constant cycles of heating and cooling, the rubber and plastic materials are prone to cracking and degrading. The Mishimoto silicone hose kit is made up of 5 layers of durable silicone embedded with heat-resistant fibers, which will stand up to the high temperatures from both the engine bay and coolant running through them.

This kit is specifically designed to replace the upper and lower hoses, and route coolant to auxiliary radiators included in Chevy’s HD Cooling Package. The hoses are available in black, blue, or red, and retain direct OEM fitment. Like all our products, the Chevrolet Camaro V6 HD cooling silicone radiator hose kit is covered by the Mishimoto Lifetime Warranty.

Clinched Flares expands its operations to US

Westlake Village, CA - The online auto parts sales market is projected to reach $8.89 billion in 2017, representing a 16% increase over the 2016 market value. Clinched Flares has recently expanded its operations and showed its commitment to US and Canadian market by opening a Los Angeles, CA sales office and warehouse.

Andrey Kondukhov, President & CEO states: “Clinched Flares has seen tremendous international growth in the recent years – we now have customers and dealers on all 5 continents but most of our sales growth is coming from US market. Having a local presence in US was the next logical step for our brand. Our new US location will allow us to cut significantly on delivery timeframes, provide better customer service and allow us to have access to the newest vehicles for R&D purposes. This last benefit is crucial for us as our long-term company plan calls for development of more products geared towards US market”.

FORD FOCUS ST 2013+/ FOCUS RS 2016+ ALUMINUM EXPANSION TANK

Add some reliability and engine bay styling to your Focus RS/ST with the Mishimoto RS/ST expansion tank. This tank features internal baffles to prevent coolant starvation from overflow ports on the engine. Also, during high speed cornering, braking, and acceleration, the internal baffles reduce coolant sloshing. The engineers at Mishimoto have included a sight tube to allow for proper observation of hot and cold coolant levels, making engine maintenance much easier.

Eventually, you’ll have to consider the health of your plastic expansion tank. Plastic is prone to failure after years of constant temperature variations. The Mishimoto tank is constructed from durable, TIG-welded aluminum for optimal durability and longevity. It reuses the stock expansion tank cap and includes an overflow nipple on the fill neck for adding an additional coolant tank so your Focus RS stays NHRA legal. All areas of concern are covered with this upgrade.

Focus Auto Design introduces the Tough Formfit Guard

Calgary, AB, August 28, 2017:

Focus Auto Design, manufacturers of OEM appearance accessories in Canada for over 30 years is proud to introduce an exciting and innovative new product to the truck accessory market. Our Tough Formfit Guard (patent pending) known as the Tough Guard is a rugged hood protector manufactured from acrylic capped ABS and designed to emulate the OEM ABS finishes found on many grills, scoops and fenders flares. A smooth paintable finish is also available. Our no-drill installation utilizes only the best quality 3M adhesive products to ensure every installation is the strongest and most durable on the market today.

We will be providing a limited number of SEMA 2017 display vehicles with this exciting new product. Please contact us if you would like to put one on your build!

Join us in booth 51547 at SEMA for the exciting release of this new product. Visit us on the web at www.formfithoodprotectors.com to view our entire lineup of hood protectors.

Focus Auto Design joins SEMA Data Co-op

August 28, 2017

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

SEMA Data Co-op:

Focus Auto Design, manufacturers of Canadian market OEM hood protectors, FormFit hood protectors and the newly released Tough Formfit Guard is pleased to announce we are now an active member of SEMA Data Co-op. We are proud that we were able achieve Platinum status on our initial upload. Congratulations to our team for compiling the data and for the many hours spent on this arduous process. Well done!

Come and visit us at Booth # 51547 at SEMA 2017!

Visit our website at www.formfithoodprotectors.com to view our complete line of hood protectors.

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